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All Quentin Tarantino Movies Ranked
Ever since Quentin Tarantino broke into the movie scene with Reservoir Dogs in 1992, the term “Tarantinoesque,” both compliment and pejorative, has firmly entrenched itself in the pop culture lexicon. It describes an ego-driven mode of filmmaking, featuring hyper-stylized violence, tough and gamey yet melodious dialogue, disparate storylines that come together in some way (usually via lightly avant-garde editing), and crash zooms. So many crash zooms. They’re all there in the various genres he has paid homage to after trawling them for inspiration: martial arts (Kill Bill), crime (Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown), road action (Death Proof), war (Inglourious Basterds), and western (Django Unchained, The Hateful Eight).
His latest, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, released to critical, commercial, and awards acclaim — and now we’ve ranked them all of Quentin Tarantino’s movies by Tomatometer!
Adjusted Score: 65842%
Critics Consensus: Death Proof may feel somewhat minor in the context of Tarantino's larger filmography, but on its own merits, it packs just enough of a wallop to deliver sufficiently high-octane grindhouse goods.
A veteran stuntman (Kurt Russell) uses his car to stalk and kill unsuspecting young women in the South.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 90099%
Critics Consensus: The Hateful Eight offers another well-aimed round from Quentin Tarantino's signature blend of action, humor, and over-the-top violence -- all while demonstrating an even stronger grip on his filmmaking craft.
While seeking shelter from a blizzard in post-Civil War Wyoming, two bounty hunters (Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell), a fugitive... [More]
Adjusted Score: 90961%
Critics Consensus: Kill Bill: Volume 2 adds extra plot and dialogue to the action-heavy exploits of its predecessor, while still managing to deliver a suitably hard-hitting sequel.
Before confronting her former boss (David Carradine), an assassin (Uma Thurman) goes after the man's younger brother (Michael Madsen) and... [More]
Adjusted Score: 92157%
Critics Consensus: Kill Bill is admittedly little more than a stylish revenge thriller -- albeit one that benefits from a wildly inventive surfeit of style.
Awaking from a coma, an assassin (Uma Thurman) seeks vengeance against her former boss and his ruthless gang (Lucy Liu,... [More]
Adjusted Score: 116656%
Critics Consensus: Thrillingly unrestrained yet solidly crafted, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood tempers Tarantino's provocative impulses with the clarity of a mature filmmaker's vision.
Actor Rick Dalton and his longtime stunt double struggle to find work in a Hollywood they don't recognize anymore. Rick... [More]
Adjusted Score: 92952%
Critics Consensus: Although somewhat lackadaisical in pace, Jackie Brown proves to be an effective star-vehicle for Pam Grier while offering the usual Tarantino wit and charm.
A bail bondsman (Robert Forster) helps a smuggler (Pam Grier) frame her boss (Samuel L. Jackson), an arms dealer who... [More]
Adjusted Score: 99625%
Critics Consensus: Bold, bloody, and stylistically daring, Django Unchained is another incendiary masterpiece from Quentin Tarantino.
A former slave (Jamie Foxx) joins forces with the German bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz) who freed him and helps hunt... [More]
Adjusted Score: 100571%
Critics Consensus: A classic Tarantino genre-blending thrill ride, Inglourious Basterds is violent, unrestrained, and thoroughly entertaining.
An Allied officer (Brad Pitt) and his team of Jewish soldiers join forces with a German actress and undercover agent... [More]
Adjusted Score: 97730%
Critics Consensus: Thrumming with intelligence and energy, Reservoir Dogs opens Quentin Tarantino's filmmaking career with hard-hitting style.
Thieves (Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen) ponder the identity of the traitor in their midst in the violent aftermath... [More]
Adjusted Score: 99680%
Critics Consensus: One of the most influential films of the 1990s, Pulp Fiction is a delirious post-modern mix of neo-noir thrills, pitch-black humor, and pop-culture touchstones.
Two hit men (John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson), a boxer, a crime boss and others meet their fates over the... [More]